Pensioner killed in crane accident at home near Bristol

A pensioner has died after a heavy load fell from a crane.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 9am where the man in his 70s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they had attended the incident, adding that the man’s next of kin had been informed of his death.

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A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: “We were called at 9.26am today to assist the ambulance service at a residential address in Mangotsfield after a man was seriously injured by a heavy load which had fallen from a crane.

“Tragically, the man, aged in his 70s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts go out to them.

“Police enquiries are ongoing at the scene in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).”

The HSE are aware of the incident and investigating.

It is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety.

It prevents work-related death, injury and ill health.

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